Doris Schlimgen

Doris Schlimgen


May 22, 1940 - January 31, 2023


Doris Schlimgen, 82, of Dimock, SD, died peacefully Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, February 11, 2023, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dimock. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7:00 PM at the Church with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Doris (Haiar) Schlimgen was born May 22, 1940 on the family farm in Farmer, SD to Norbert and Anne (Krier) Haiar. She attended school and graduated from Farmer High School in 1958.

Doris married Melvin Schlimgen on October 6, 1959 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Farmer, SD. Together they resided on the Schlimgen family farm west of Dimock and raised a family of seven children. Doris was active at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church as a Catechism teacher, an Altar Society member, and choir member. Her hobbies included cooking and baking for her family, sewing, and gardening. Doris found a passion for quilting and shared this passion with numerous close friends. Her beautiful quilts were featured at a local quilt shop and treasured gifts to family. Doris and Melvin were married for 62 years. Together they traveled, enjoyed playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her seven children, Donna (Greg) Hepper of Huron, SD, Ken (JoAnn) Schlimgen of Mitchell, SD, Doug (Betty) Schlimgen of Dimock, SD, Paul (Andrea) Schlimgen of Arvada, CO, Darla (Doug) Tassler of Vermillion, SD, Dale Schlimgen of Sioux Falls, SD, and Ron (Cindy) Schlimgen of Shell Rock, IA; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Marjorie Reisch.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; parents, Norbert and Anne Haiar; and siblings, Wilbur Haiar, Marlene Wethor, Jeanette Wethor, and Germaine Endres.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Avera Hospice Foundation in Mitchell, SD in recognition of the amazing care given to both Melvin and Doris.


Friday, February 10, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
146 W 1st St
Dimock, SD 57331


Saturday, February 11, 2023
10:30 AM
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
146 W 1st St
Dimock, SD 57331


Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery
Dimock, SD

Posted by Linda Hohn McElwain on February 11, 2023
Thoughts and prayers being sent to all of you during this hard time. It’s been a rough past here for all of you. Just know that your mom along with your father were dear to my heart, and our family. Many hours spent riding the bike across the gravel to get to your house. Your mom was a special woman, and very talented and her laugh was infectious. She will truly be missed, but I know you all to find comfort in all the wonderful memories.
Posted by Paul and Joan Skluzacek on February 10, 2023
Donna ,Ken, Doug, Paul, Darla, Dale, Ron and families,
We are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be there to share in a celebration of her life but will be unable to attend. Losing a parent is hard, especially with losing both in a short period of time. I took solace in knowing my parents were reunited and back together and I hope you all can too. I can not ever remember those two apart for more than a short period of time. We are saying prayers for all of you.

Paul and Joan Skluzacek
Posted by Harley and Deborah Munneke on February 4, 2023
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Sending thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Delbert and Kathy Northrup on February 4, 2023
So sorry to hear about the loss of Doris. Sure enjoyed her while working at the Pin Cushion. Great lady. God’s blessing.
Posted by Deb & Dale Wilson on February 3, 2023
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to the whole family.
Posted by Joe & Jan Schlimgen on February 3, 2023
So sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers for all❤️
Posted by Rose oberembt on February 3, 2023
peace and love to the schlimgen family
Posted by Susie )Reisch) Dufek on February 3, 2023
Aunt Doris was filled with joy. She had the best laugh…and her girls inherited that! I loved her stories of growing up on the farm. Her and Mom used to argue about who would go first…and Aunt Doris won and is in Heaven now, basking in the glory of Our Lord. Rest in peace🙏🏻. We are sure going to miss you♥️
Posted by Monna Kreutzfeldt on February 3, 2023
She was a great cousin of mine one of the few left.
Posted by Joyce weber on February 3, 2023
She was a very special friend to me. Together we shared so many problems we thought we had.
Posted by Diane Slaba on February 2, 2023
So sorry for the loss of your mother Betty. My thoughts and prayers for healing to you and your family.
Posted by Kim Satterlee on February 2, 2023
Betty & Doug so very sorry for your loss, sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Posted by Mary Boehmer on February 2, 2023
I cried when I saw this she was a friend we had many good visits God took a beautiful Angel home she is with Mel
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